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Re: Re : Deseret Alphabet [was: Re: Regularized Inglish]

From:dirk elzinga <dirk.elzinga@...>
Date:Thursday, September 30, 1999, 4:26
On Wed, 29 Sep 1999, From Http://Members.Aol.Com/Lassailly/Tunuframe.Html wrote:

> well, i consider roman alphabet a difficult stuff (any alphabet is - long live > syllabaries ;-) but i'm not sure i can handle this one on my computer. > i'm wondering : if deseret handles english fonetik'li, why not examine its > consonants and vowels and attribute a latin sign to each of them ?
The motivation for the Deseret Alphabet was as much a desire on the part of the Mormons (in particular Brigham Young) to separate themselves from the mainstream of American society as it was to facilitate the acquisition of English by foreigners. Using the latin characters would have defeated this purpose. (Brigham Young's isolationist principles can be seen in his economic and political policies as well.) Dirk -- Dirk Elzinga "All grammars leak." -Edward Sapir